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Boss Steven name.png
Boss versus screen image
In-game appearance
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Stage sheol.png
Little Steven Little Steven
Little Steven Icon.pngSpawns a familiar that follows Isaac around and fires homing tears.

Steven Steven
Steven (Item) Icon.pngIncreases Damage by 1.
Something From The Future Beat The Basement 40 times
Something From The FutureSomething From The Future
Disambig.png This article is about the boss. For the damage item, see Steven (Item). For the familiar item, see Little Steven.

Steven is one of the bosses that can appear in The Basement and is an alternative to Gemini. Each Steven has a total of 140 health.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1

  • Steven will chase the player, and then charge until exhausted. This pattern continues throughout the fight.
  • Smaller Steven will shoot tears whenever the player is exposed.
  • At about 75% HP (50% HP of Big Steven), they will separate.

Phase 2

  • Big Steven will continue chasing, charging, and running out of breath.
  • Small Steven will not stop chasing the player until killed. Be cautious when juggling him, as you could corner yourself between the two.
  • Both, when killed, will shoot out tears in eight directions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Arena[edit | edit source]

Steven's arena will look exactly the same as Gemini's one.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Steven appeared in the original Binding of Isaac.
  • Steven originated from the 2009 flash game Time Fcuk, which was created by Edmund McMillen.
  • Added in Afterbirth Steven can appear in Greed Mode prior to his prerequisites being completed.
  • As they appear in Time Fcuk and on the boss art, Big and Small Steven have the back of their heads attached to each other. However, their attachment does not appear this way ingame. This is likely due to Big and Small Steven having the same function of how Contusion and Suture are conjoined, only without the long cord holding them together.
  • According to Edmund McMillen, Steven is Isaac's future self.[1]
  • Steven appears in The End is Nigh, another game created by Edmund McMillen.
  • One of the images that can appear before the start of a run states "GET IN THE BOX", which is Steven's unofficial catchphrase from Time Fcuk.
    • It is also likely an allusion to both Time Fcuk and The Binding Of Isaac taking place inside some form of box.
    • Delirium's Steven form is unique in that it is not white.

References[edit | edit source]

Bosses Boss Monstro.png
Chapter 1
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Blighted OvumDingleThe Duke of FliesFamineFistulaGeminiGurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.MonstroPinStevenWidow
Added in Afterbirth DangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings
Chapter 2
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Carrion QueenC.H.A.D.ChubDark OneGurdyGurdy Jr.The HollowThe HuskMega FattyMega MawPeepPestilencePolycephalusThe Wretched
Added in Afterbirth The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain
Added in Afterbirth † Big HornRag Mega
Chapter 3
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The AdversaryThe BloatThe CageThe GateGishLokiMask Of InfamyMonstro IIWarMom
Added in Afterbirth Brownie
Added in Afterbirth † Sisters Vis
Chapter 4
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BlastocystThe BloatConquestDaddy Long LegsDeathLokiiMama GurdyMr. FredScolexTeratomaTriachnidMom's HeartIt Lives
Added in Afterbirth † Sisters VisThe Matriarch
Added in Afterbirth Blue Womb
Added in Afterbirth Hush
Chapter 5
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Stage cathedral.png
Chapter 6
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???The LambMega Satan
Added in Afterbirth Greed Mode
Ultra Greed
Added in Afterbirth Ultra Greed
Added in Afterbirth † Ultra Greedier
Added in Afterbirth † The Void
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Added in Afterbirth † Delirium
Chapters 1-4 The FallenThe Headless Horseman

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